During her lifetime (1896-1985), Worth Tuttle Hedden published three full-length novels and a family memoir in addition to many short stories, essays, and book reviews. She was a pioneer in both feminism and race relations and is one of America's great but forgotten writers.
These are all stories of race. Written between 1917 and 1947, they are the author's attempts to describe the racial situation in the South in the early part of the 20th Century. Like her award-winning novel, "The Other Room," the stories are sensitive, original, and important.